Do you know how vast the Persian Empire is? From the Nile, to the Indus... from Samarkand,...

Alexander the Great1956
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Aristotle:
Do you know how vast the Persian Empire is?
Alexander:
From the Nile, to the Indus... from Samarkand, to Babylon.
Aristotle:
And beyond. Do you know how many different people live there?
Alexander:
By heart. Carians, Armenians, Jews, Parthians, Egyptians... I know their customs and their gods.
Aristotle:
Yes. But this is more than an empire, this is colossus. To rule it would take a man as great as *you can be*... That is why I say, "Patience".
Alexander:
Patience? My time is short.
Aristotle:
Short?
Alexander:
When the great god Zeus, father of Achilles, gave him his choice of a long life of obscurity and a short life filled with glory, he chose glory. So did I. Achilles died young...


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Do you know how vast the Persian Empire is
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From the Nile to the Indus from Samarkand to Babylon
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And beyond Do you know how many different people live there
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By heart Carians Armenians Jews Parthians Egyptians
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I know their customs and their gods Yes
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For this is more than an empire this is Colossus
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To rule it would take a man as great as you can be
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That is why I say patience
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Patience My time is short
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Short
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When the great god Zeus father of Achilles
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gave him his choice between a long life of obscurity and a short one filled with glory
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he chose glory
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So did I
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Achilles died young

Clip duration: 55 seconds
Views: 16
Timestamp in movie: 00h 15m 27s
Uploaded: 23 November, 2022
Genres: biography, drama, history
Summary: The life and military conquests of Alexander III of Macedon (July 20/21, 356 - June 10/11, 323 B.C.), commonly known as Alexander the Great.


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Actors

Aristotle - Barry Jones
Alexander - Richard Burton